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DASA Outcomes Assessment


The purpose of the DASA assessment process is to ensure that all units within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) progress in their mission to promote success of the whole student at NC State. DASA’s process supports and aligns with the university regulation for the assessment of administrative units. DASA units may directly assess student learning/development through unit-level learning outcomes.  DASA units may indirectly assess the impact of their unit through unit-level program/administrative outcomes. More information about the DASA assessment process can be found in the DASA Assessment Process Overview.

Important Dates:

  • June 28, 2024: Faculty/Staff submits report to unit director or equivalent for review
  • July 31, 2024: Unit submits report by email to senior-level supervisor and DASA Assessment
  • September 30, 2024: Senior-level supervisors submit summary reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean and DASA Assessment

Report Structure

The Assessment Report is comprised of three sections:

  • Section I: A comprehensive list of the unit-level mission, objectives, and outcomes, along with the year(s) each will be/have been assessed.
  • Section II: An overview of the outcome(s) that were assessed during the previous academic year; this section includes methodology, selection criteria, analysis, a summary of results, how results were reported, and actions taken based on the results.
  • Section III: An overview of the assessment plan for the upcoming academic year; this section includes proposed methodology, selection criteria, analysis plan, timeline, and the remaining list of items to be decided/completed.
  • DASA Assessment Report Template
  • DASA Assessment Report Examples

Report Process

Once the Assessment Report has been reviewed by the necessary individuals in the unit, the Assessment Report is submitted by email to the senior-level supervisor and DASA Assessment. Please note that reports are due on July 31, 2024. Reports that require revision are sent back by email to the unit for edits, changes, or additions as needed.

DASA Assessment staff score assessment reports with a rubric. Reports are scored on a 3-point scale: unsatisfactory, satisfactory, and exemplary. Assessment staff then meet with senior-level supervisors to review reports and discuss rubric scores. Rubric scores and feedback are combined and shared back with unit directors. Feedback includes whether the report has been “approved” (with satisfactory scores) or if additional edits are required.

Once assessment reports are approved, each senior-level supervisor will author a summary report to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of DASA that addresses the questions below:

  • What did you learn from the assessment reports about the present effectiveness of your unit’s programs or services in achieving their outcomes?
  • What steps should be taken to enhance the effectiveness of outcomes assessment to improve programs or services in your units?
  • What are some examples of productive new actions taken by staff to improve their programs or services?
  • What are some general issues that emerged in your reading of the reports that the Vice Chancellor and Dean should be aware of?
  • Describe how the data and resulting decisions have or could impact budgets.

Summary reports are due to the Vice Chancellor and Dean and DASA Assessment on September 30, 2024.